Food

Every meal tells a story

It’s been a while since this blog has featured a Tasty Tuesday post, so today, the Ninja Turtle has decided to share a few pictures of some meals, and what makes an otherwise just-another-plate-of-food kind of special.

The first time the Ninja Turtle bought and cooked plantain. GodzillaPin likes it really ripe and sweet, fried in coconut oil, while the Turtle likes it still starchy green, boiled and mashed.

The first time the Ninja Turtle bought and cooked plantain. The duo learnt that GodzillaPin likes it really ripe and sweet, fried in coconut oil, while the Turtle likes it still starchy green, boiled and mashed.

The time when GodzillaPin went grocery shopping alone and decided to spoil the Ninja Turtle by buying a kilo of asparagus. Do you know how expensive that stuff is?!

The time when GodzillaPin went grocery shopping alone and decided to spoil the Ninja Turtle by buying a kilo of asparagus. Do you know how expensive that stuff is?! You’re looking at a skillet of true love.

On weekends and public holidays, when GodzillaPin doesn't have to go to the office, the duo like to sleep in a little bit, and have breakfast together. When they first met, GP only ate sweets at breakfast, now he's a convert. That's a sunny-side-up on Nordic toast, dusted with Australian dukkah. The basil sitting on the slice of bûche de chèvre came from the potted plant, a gift from their German friend Batman.

On weekends and public holidays, when GodzillaPin doesn’t have to go to the office, the duo like to sleep in a little bit, and have breakfast together. When they first met, GP only ate sweets at breakfast; now he’s a convert. That’s a sunny-side-up on Nordic toast, dusted with Australian dukkah. The basil sitting on the slice of bûche de chèvre came from a potted plant growing in their apartment, a gift from their German friend Batman.

That time when the Ninja Turtle was too exhausted to cook dinner after a day of work, running, laundry, housekeeping, managing the bills, etc etc... GodzillaPin took over in the kitchen and it's generally a 50-50 chance of disaster or miracle. This time round, it was a miracle.

That time when the Ninja Turtle was too exhausted to cook dinner after a day of work, running, laundry, housekeeping, managing the bills, etc etc… GodzillaPin took over in the kitchen and it’s generally a 50-50 chance of disaster or miracle. This time round, it was a miracle.

Post DNF-race, the Ninja Turtle was on an alcohol-fat-and-sugar bender to drown her sorrows (and after months of deprivation, she's earned it!) Dinner that night included a bottle of champagne, duck rillette with gold-flecked wine confit on pain d'épices (gingerbread).

Post DNF-race, the Ninja Turtle was on an alcohol-fat-and-sugar bender to drown her sorrows (and after months of deprivation, she’s earned it!) Dinner that night included a bottle of Mercier champagne, duck rillette with gold-flecked wine confit on pain d’épices (gingerbread).

A close-up of the gingerbread-duck-confit combo. It may look disgusting in this photo, but taste-wise, it was THE BOMB.

A close-up of the gingerbread-duck-confit combo. It may look disgusting in this photo, but taste-wise, it was THE BOMB. The gold flakes add a touch of extra luxury.

Finally, this was the dish the duo recently shared at a Canadian restaurant - caribou steak with cranberry sauce. Did you know that Charles Darwin was as enthusiastic about eating exotic animals as he was about identifying them?

Finally, this was the dish the duo recently shared at a Canadian restaurant – caribou steak with cranberry sauce. Did you know that Charles Darwin was as enthusiastic about eating exotic animals as he was about identifying them?

Anyone else with interesting and memorable food tales?

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6 thoughts on “Every meal tells a story

    • Hey, maybe you can dry roast/bake them like you did with the sweet potatoes and rosemary in your last blog post? Those look delicious and I imagine plaintain chips could be very yummy… Does plaintain and cinnamon chips with guacamole sound good or gross? (you’re better at me than cooking, you tell me!)

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